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Subject: Workshop on archaeological conservation

Workshop on archaeological conservation

From: Judith A. Logan <judy_logan>
Date: Monday, June 14, 1999
Archaeological Conservation:
Specialized Techniques and Research for Wet Objects

Professional Development Workshop
Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI)
Ottawa, Canada
October 18-21, 1999

Wet archaeological materials present special challenges to the
conservator. Improper treatment can result in irreparable damage.
There has been considerable progress in the conservation of these
materials over the last two decades, but there are many practical
and scientific aspects of the assessment and treatment of wet
archaeological objects that are not well understood. CCI is actively
involved in research and treatment development in this area.

This intensive, four-day workshop will focus on the research,
analysis, and treatment of wet organic materials, iron, and
iron/wood composites and will combine presentations, hands-on
experiences, lab tours, and demonstrations.

This workshop will develop your ability to:

    *   assess the physical and chemical aspects of wood and wood

    *   judge the effectiveness of wood treatments

    *   understand the use of polyethylene glycol (PEG) and PEGcon

    *   evaluate the condition of untanned and semi-tanned skin and
        assess treatments

    *   use several methods to dry wet organic materials

    *   understand iron corrosion and the special characteristics of
        iron/wood composites

    *   monitor chloride levels of treatment solutions for iron

    *   apply the techniques of scientific analysis to
        archaeological materials

Special features of the workshop:

    *   lab tours of CCI and the new Ontario Service Centre (Parks
        Canada Agency)

    *   updates on basketry, leather and iron research projects

    *   session on the parylene coating process

    *   review of conservation procedures for baleen

Instructors: Scientists and conservators from CCI.

Participants should have practical experience in the conservation of
wet archaeological materials. Conservation students and
archaeologists with a special interest in the area are welcome.

Registration fee (includes lunches, a wood identification text, and
handouts): Early bird registration (prior to August 13, 1999):
CAN$550 for Canadian participants (includes GST); US$430 for all
others Registration on or after August 13, 1999: CAN$600 for
Canadian participants (includes GST); US$470 for all others

Registration deadline: September 17, 1999 (maximum 20 participants)

For further information and registration forms please contact:

    Christine Bradley, Sales and Distribution Coordinator
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    1030 Innes Road
    Ottawa ON  K1A 0M5
    613-998-3721 ext. 250
    Fax: 613-998-4721
    christine_bradley [at] pch__gc__ca

CCI reserves the right to cancel the workshop if registration is

Judy Logan
Senior Conservator, Archaeology
Conservation Processes and Materials Research
Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road
Ottawa ON K1A 0M5
Fax: 613-998-4721

                  Conservation DistList Instance 13:1
                 Distributed: Wednesday, June 16, 1999
                        Message Id: cdl-13-1-007
Received on Monday, 14 June, 1999

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